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US3540727A
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United States Patent Solomon S. H. l-loe, Jr.

631-3 l-lausten St., Honolulu, Hawaii 96814 Feb. 10, 1969 Nov. 17, 1970 Inventor Appl. No. Filed Patented GOLF TEE SETTER 2 Claims, 6 Drawing Figs.

U.S. Cl 273/33, 224/5 Int. Cl A63!) 57/00 Field ol'Search 273/32, 33, 20], 202, 203; 224/5 All [56} References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,593,042 4/1952 Lynskey 224/5(4)X 2,950,110 8/1960 Slotta et al..... 273/33 Primary ExaminerGeorge J. Marlo Attorney-George W. T. Loo

Patented Nov. 17, 1970 3,540,727

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INVENTOR Solomon SH. Hoe,Jr. By Mf ATTORNEY GOLF TEE SETTER The present invention relates to a golftee setter which will assist a golfer to obtain the same tee height every time'he tees up his ball regardless of the condition of the ground. Present golf tee setters are bulky to carry, complicated to use, and ex pensive to make. My invention is compact, simple to use, and

' inexpensive to manufacture.

,An object of this invention is to provide agolf tee setter which will aid a golfer to set golf tees at a selected height every time he tees up. w I

Another object of this invention is to provide a golf tee setter which will allow a golfer to drive a golf tee vertically into the ground so that a golf ball may be supported at a uniform height regardless of ground conditions.

Still another object of this invention is to provide a golf tee setter which is compact, simple to use, and inexpensive to manufacture.

Yet another object of this invention is to provide a one piece plastic golf tee setter.

Other objects, features and advantages of the present invention will be readily apparent from the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which:

FIG. 1 is a top view of the tee setter taken on line 1-1 of FIG. 2 looking in the direction indicated by the arrows.

FIG. 2 is a front view, of the tee setter.

FIG. 3 is a view showing how a golf tee is placed in the ground by use of Tee Rite and a golf ball.

FIG. 4 is a bottom view ofthe tee setter taken on line 4-4 of FIG. 2 looking in the direction indicated by the arrows.

FIG. 5 is a side view of the tee setter.

FIG. 6 is a view showing a golf ball on a golf tee after the tee setter is removed from golftee.

Before explaining the present invention in detail, it is to be understood that the invention is not limited in its application to the details of construction and arrangement of parts illustrated in the accompanying drawing, since the invention is capable of other embodiments and of being practiced or carried out in various ways. Also, it is to be understood that the phraseology or terminology employed herein is for the purpose of description and not of limitation.

Referring now to the drawing wherein like reference numerals refer to like and corresponding parts throughout the several views, the preferred embodiment of the invention disclosed in FIGS. 1 to 5 inclusive includes a L-shaped hand piece I with a short leg 2 and a long leg 3. The short leg 2 has a recess 4 to accommodate the top of a golf tee and'a clip 5 for attaching the hand piece to a belt or pocket rim when it is not in use. The long leg 3 has a recess 6 to accommodate a golf tee and lips 7 to hold the tee in place. Lip 7 frictionally engages the rim of the tee. The tee is placed in the recesses and is held in place by the lips.

The length of the long leg 3 is less than the length of a golf tee. The length of the tee which may be driven into the ground is equal to the amount of the tee stem which extends beyond the long leg 3. Since approximately 95 percent of golfers prefer tee heights ranging from 1 inch to IV: inch, I plan to make long leg 3 1% inch in length with notches spaced at 1/16 inch intervals. The notches will facilitate the shaving off of a portion of long leg 3 should a golfer want to reduce the height of his tee to suit his swing. It is contemplated that long leg 3 may be made of several lengths to suit the need of various golfers. The lengths would vary from 1 inch to 2 inches, with inch graduations.

My invention is made of one piece plastic and has no moving parts. The plastic used. must be hard enough to maintain its shape when subjected to pressure yet soft enough to allow lips 7 to give a little when a tee is placed within recesses 4 and 6. I have found that polystyrene has the required rigidity and flexibility when my invention is formed by the injection mold method. Since my invention is made of entirely of plastic and isone piece, the cost of manufacture is small. Moreover, by manufacturing only one size, the cost ofinjection molds is substantially reduced.

My invention IS used in the following manner: (I) Place a golf tee in the recesses 4 and 6. (2) Put a golf ball in the palm of your hand and hold the invention with the golf tee under the ball between the first and second fingers. (3) Push the pointed end of the tee into the ground, using the ball to apply pressure, until the end of long leg3 comes into contact with the ground. (4) Remove invention from tee and place ball on tee in one motion.

With my invention a golfer can concentrate on a grove swing because his ball will always be teed at the same height regardless of the condition of the ground. My invention eliminates the golfers guesswork caused by long grass, soft or hard soil, dry or hard ground as to the depth at which a tee is driven into the ground. Now a golfer may concentrate only on 'his swing since he knows that his ball will always be teed at the I. A one piece plastic golf ball tee setter including a L-' shaped hand piece with a recess for accommodating the upper portion of a golf ball tee, lips on the long leg to hold the tee in place, and a clip on the back ofthe L-shaped hand piece.

2. The golf ball tee setter of claim 1 wherein the recess includes a circle equal to the circumference of the tee in the short leg and a cone equal to the outer dimension of the tee in the long leg.

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US4660837A (en) * 1986-05-09 1987-04-28 Bressie Joe L Setter apparatus for golf tees
US4982510A (en) * 1987-09-28 1991-01-08 Musillo Robert G Golf tee gauge
US5226647A (en) * 1992-04-27 1993-07-13 Notarmuzi Gerard E Multi-purpose golfer's accessory
US5634862A (en) * 1995-03-23 1997-06-03 Gamache; Charles Golf tee positioner
US5772533A (en) * 1997-01-06 1998-06-30 Dahlmann; T. Lee Golf tee setter ball teeing device
US5857927A (en) * 1998-01-08 1999-01-12 Driscoll; Robert E. Golf tee placement and retrieval device
US5893498A (en) * 1997-12-17 1999-04-13 Aronson; Gina E. Socket retaining utility belt
US6024654A (en) * 1996-10-31 2000-02-15 Chun; Won Ho Golf tee setting apparatus
US6287219B1 (en) 2000-01-14 2001-09-11 Michael D. Addington Golfer's tool
US6428429B1 (en) * 2000-03-06 2002-08-06 Kevin Pyung Lee Golf ball-tee positioning implement
US6454669B1 (en) 2001-02-14 2002-09-24 Rose T. James Annulus golf tee with removable penetration cone
WO2003097179A1 (en) 2002-05-22 2003-11-27 Werbac International Corporation Golf tee placement apparatus
US6949033B1 (en) 2003-12-03 2005-09-27 Mydland Don R Adjustable golf tee precision setting device
US20050261088A1 (en) * 2004-05-21 2005-11-24 Wantjinarjo Suwito Golf tee setting device and method
US20070015610A1 (en) * 2005-07-13 2007-01-18 Smith Michael E Tee driver golf tee height regulator/installation tool and the method of operation for the same
US20070042839A1 (en) * 2005-07-13 2007-02-22 Smith Michael E Golf tee height regulator and installation tool
US20070184918A1 (en) * 2006-02-03 2007-08-09 Ritchie John I Jr Golf tee setting device
US20080039237A1 (en) * 2006-02-03 2008-02-14 Dale Osterberg Tee-Setting Device
US20080070723A1 (en) * 2006-09-18 2008-03-20 Godlove J Carlton Ii Golf tee setter and method of manufacture
US20080305892A1 (en) * 2007-06-05 2008-12-11 Aulepp Jr John W Golf tee setting device
US20090325734A1 (en) * 2008-06-30 2009-12-31 Nania John J Multipurpose Golf Tool
US20100075782A1 (en) * 2008-09-19 2010-03-25 Craig Allan Stiles Golf tee placement and practice apparatus and system
US20120122615A1 (en) * 2010-11-12 2012-05-17 Lynch Robert H Golf tee gauge
US8795104B1 (en) * 2012-08-14 2014-08-05 Velvet Hice Golf tee positioning tool
USD822779S1 (en) * 2015-08-19 2018-07-10 Gregory Craig Gayne Golf tee setting device

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4660837A (en) * 1986-05-09 1987-04-28 Bressie Joe L Setter apparatus for golf tees
US4982510A (en) * 1987-09-28 1991-01-08 Musillo Robert G Golf tee gauge
US5226647A (en) * 1992-04-27 1993-07-13 Notarmuzi Gerard E Multi-purpose golfer's accessory
US5634862A (en) * 1995-03-23 1997-06-03 Gamache; Charles Golf tee positioner
US6024654A (en) * 1996-10-31 2000-02-15 Chun; Won Ho Golf tee setting apparatus
US5772533A (en) * 1997-01-06 1998-06-30 Dahlmann; T. Lee Golf tee setter ball teeing device
US5893498A (en) * 1997-12-17 1999-04-13 Aronson; Gina E. Socket retaining utility belt
US5857927A (en) * 1998-01-08 1999-01-12 Driscoll; Robert E. Golf tee placement and retrieval device
US6287219B1 (en) 2000-01-14 2001-09-11 Michael D. Addington Golfer's tool
US6428429B1 (en) * 2000-03-06 2002-08-06 Kevin Pyung Lee Golf ball-tee positioning implement
US6454669B1 (en) 2001-02-14 2002-09-24 Rose T. James Annulus golf tee with removable penetration cone
WO2003097179A1 (en) 2002-05-22 2003-11-27 Werbac International Corporation Golf tee placement apparatus
US6949033B1 (en) 2003-12-03 2005-09-27 Mydland Don R Adjustable golf tee precision setting device
US20050261088A1 (en) * 2004-05-21 2005-11-24 Wantjinarjo Suwito Golf tee setting device and method
US7223184B2 (en) * 2004-05-21 2007-05-29 Aviar Technology Golf tee setting device and method
US20070015610A1 (en) * 2005-07-13 2007-01-18 Smith Michael E Tee driver golf tee height regulator/installation tool and the method of operation for the same
US20070042839A1 (en) * 2005-07-13 2007-02-22 Smith Michael E Golf tee height regulator and installation tool
US20070184918A1 (en) * 2006-02-03 2007-08-09 Ritchie John I Jr Golf tee setting device
US20080039237A1 (en) * 2006-02-03 2008-02-14 Dale Osterberg Tee-Setting Device
US20100130310A1 (en) * 2006-02-03 2010-05-27 Dale Osterberg Tee-setting device
US20090093322A1 (en) * 2006-02-03 2009-04-09 Dale Osterberg Tee-setting device
US7699721B2 (en) * 2006-09-18 2010-04-20 Tz, Golf, Llc Golf tee setter and method of manufacture
US20080070723A1 (en) * 2006-09-18 2008-03-20 Godlove J Carlton Ii Golf tee setter and method of manufacture
US20080305892A1 (en) * 2007-06-05 2008-12-11 Aulepp Jr John W Golf tee setting device
US20090325734A1 (en) * 2008-06-30 2009-12-31 Nania John J Multipurpose Golf Tool
US7850550B2 (en) * 2008-06-30 2010-12-14 Nania John J Multipurpose golf tool
US20100075782A1 (en) * 2008-09-19 2010-03-25 Craig Allan Stiles Golf tee placement and practice apparatus and system
US20120122615A1 (en) * 2010-11-12 2012-05-17 Lynch Robert H Golf tee gauge
US8795104B1 (en) * 2012-08-14 2014-08-05 Velvet Hice Golf tee positioning tool
USD822779S1 (en) * 2015-08-19 2018-07-10 Gregory Craig Gayne Golf tee setting device

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